Booky Thoughts and Me

Book reviews and pondering thoughts of a down to earth person

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Pumpkin Spice Latte is back!

It’s that time of year again! It’s Pumpkin Spice Latte time at Starbucks Coffee. I had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season last night and it tasted delicious, heavenly. With each sip, my brain began to receive thoughts of autumn, the crisp fall air, pumpkin pie and joy.

I remember first trying this drink back in October 2007. It seems like it was just yesterday where I was holding down two jobs and attending full time university.

The thing about me is that usually I am a coffee drinker and I drink it because I enjoy it.  However, it is a rarity that coffee has such an impact on me. For whatever reason, when I had my first taste of Pumpkin Spice Latte I fell in love with it. I have had it from other places but Starbucks makes the best. My brain has generated a trigger for this specific drink so that every year I have it and just go to heaven, it is that good. What can I say; I am a coffee lover at heart. J

Every year that it goes away, I am saddened and await its return the next fall. I am a very patient person and the wait is definitely worth it.

Fall is next week and this is a great way to begin it.



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What does September mean to me?

September has always meant the end of the summer for me. As soon as Labour Day is done, the very next day would be the big day. The First Day of School. What a scary prospect, since each year it meant that something else was going to be new, someone else was going to start out as a stranger and I would feel out of place for the first little while. The strange thing now is that although I have been out of school for over a year, my body is still tuned to that day. I may be going to work instead of school, but the night before I still can’t get to sleep and get butterflies in my stomach. It’s such a weird feeling.

September means the incoming of my all-time favourite season: fall. There is something special about all of the seasons that exist, but for whatever reason fall/autumn has a special place in my heart. It could be that the change of colors and the slow progression of heat going to cold get to me. I am a nature person through and through so any change in weather or nature piques my interest and brings out that inner me.  It is the slow progression of summer’s last try to outlast itself before the cold sets in and we prepare for winter time.

The fall season has a lot of surprises in stock. A lot of book publishers publish their most anticipated books/authors. Students transition from high school to university/college and become adults over night. Store merchants scramble to set everything out in an appealing way to catch consumer’s attention and go from red to black during the holiday season.  Before we know it, it will be Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It seems that fall is the
shortest of the seasons because it travels at light speed and doesn’t let you take it all in before it disappears down the road. You blink and it is winter time.

September has always been a transition month. It is part of autumn but also still a part of summer because people  do  not want to accept the inevitable; winter is coming. I always try to slow down and enjoy it to the max.